Maintenance-free and efficient

Senior Architectural Systems’ range of thermally efficient Pure aluminium windows and doors are proving popular with specifiers looking to reduce long-term maintenance costs, the company has reported.

Robust, durable and with an expected life cycle in excess of 40 years, Senior’s Pure aluminium windows and doors benefit from an enhanced PUR thermal barrier which can achieve very low U-values. Owing to the inherent strength of the aluminium frame, the system offers a cost-effective alternative to using energy efficient triple-glazing which, when used in high-traffic environments such as schools and student accommodation buildings, has a greater risk of breaking and would be more expensive to replace, the company said.

Each of the Pure windows and doors styles within the range are also easy to fabricate, install and adjust, and can be powder-coated in a variety of colours, both inside and out. A number of high-performance finishes and specialist coatings are also available which can further boost the durability of the system.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the system is fully recyclable, with the PUR thermal barrier also being reused so there is no requirement for landfill.

Senior is also accredited to BRE Global’s BES 6001 standard for the responsible and sustainable sourcing of its aluminium extrusions.

Offering reliable performance with design flexibility, Senior’s Pure aluminium windows have the potential to achieve U-values of 0.71W/m2K when calculated as a commercial CEN Standard window and are available in a range of styles, sizes and configurations to suit both new and refurbished buildings, including classic casement, tilt and turn and reversible overswing for easy cleaning.

The new Pure Commercial Door is Senior’s largest and strongest door solution to date and offers a robust, low maintenance solution for a range of applications. The door has been designed to perform up to a maximum leaf size of 1,400mm x 3,000mm and 180kg and can achieve U-values as low as 0.94W/m2K when calculated as a CEN Standard door.